"White Water" is a short drama about lumberjack country, featuring Nell Shipman, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
Nell Shipman was a Canadian. We also show her films "Back to God's Country", "Something New" and "The Grub-Stake".
Nell Shipman plays a girl in love with nature and animals. One day she meets a crippled boy, who sings for pocket change. When she finds out that the boy is badly malnourished, Nell Shipman takes him under her wing and finds work for his elder brother.
Then one day disaster strikes when the boy, who can't swim, falls into the river and is carried downstream. Nell Shipman jumps in a canoe and paddles frantically to reach the boy before the current takes him to the rapids, where mortal danger awaits.
Directed by Nell Shipman and Bert Van Tuyle
Produced by Nell Shipman Productions Inc.
Written by Nell Shipman
Starring Nell Shipman, Donald Winslow (the boy), Ray Peters (the boy's brother)
Cinematography Robert S. Newhard
Release date coming soon
Running time 27 minutes
Language Silent film
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